Shilpa Shetty, the Bollywood actress born on 8th June 1975 is the firstborn of Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty in Tamilnadu, India. Her pet name is ‘Silly Pooh’. Her sister’s name is Shamita Shetty. Shilpa Shetty is 5’10” tall. She is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai with Diploma in Fashion Design from SNDT. She can speak easily in several languages viz. English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Tulu and basic French.

She began her career as a model with Limca. She made her debut in Bollywood in 1993 in Baazigar alongside Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, which was a big sensation. She co-starred with Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). In 1995 she performed with Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Madhu in Hathkadi which was a flop. Having co-starred again with Akshay Kumar (with whom she had a relationship) and Sunil Shetty in Dhadkan (2000), she caught public attention.

She has been awarded a Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress including nominations for Best Comedian for the movie Rishtey (2002). Till date, she has acted in about 50 films. Shilpa gained international recognition after the controversial incident on Celebrity Big Brother where racist comments were fired at her by her white inmates at the show and the row was aired by the media.

She managed to forgive her rivals, but the issue resulted in her winning the contest; she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Leeds Metropolitan University for her “dignity and poise” during the show. She is now happily married to Raj Kundra, an NRI businessman in South London.

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Photos: Shilpa-Raj Kundra throws pre-Diwali bash

Only three days to go for the festival of lights and Bollywood is geared up for the Diwali and celebration kick-starts. In the weekend, Shipa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra threw a grand pre-Diwali party and close friends from the industry attended the party. Shilpa's paren ... read more

Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra meet with an accident

Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra met with an accident. Fortunately, they escape unhurt. While coming back from Jalandhar, Shilpa and Raj narrowly escape the mishap. The couple went to Jalandhat to address some promotional event. The accident took place when the other car tried to ... read more

Shilpa Shetty creates her own brand of Saris

The glamorous diva Shilpa Shetty Kundra is noted for her love for saris and in most of the TV shows she is seen wearing beautiful ethnic saris that catch the fancy of the audience. The response and encouragement from audience has led her to create her own brand of saris. The line of saris is name ... read more

Shilpa Shetty visits Ganapati Pandal with parents

Shilpa Shetty visited the Andheri ka raja Lord Ganapati Pandal in Mumbai along with her parents Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty. Shilpa, who is an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesh brings Ganpati every year at her home.This year too brought home Ganpati idol and dance all way out ... read more

Photos: Tabu, Manyata at Raj Kundra’s birthday bash

Loving wife and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty threw a lavish party to celebrate husband Raj Kundra’s birthday and it saw many well known faces from Bollywood attending the bash. Shilpa Shetty parents Sunanda Shetty and Surendra Shetty were first to arrive for the party. Tabu who will be ... read more

Viaan wishes mom Shilpa ‘Happy Mother’s Day’

Shilpa Shetty is highly thrilled as her two years son, Viaan Raj Kundra wished her ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ with a card. Viaan’s twitter account which is being handled by her parents has a post tagged to Shilpa Shetty saying, “Happy Mother’s Day mom @TheShilpaShetty I love you xxx.” Shilpa She ... read more

Viaan turns two, Raj-Shilpa throws grand party

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s bundle of love Viaan Raj Kundra turned two on 21st May and the proud parents threw a grand birthday party for their son. Shilpa and Raj took to twitter to wish their son and Raj posted a picture with Viaan on twitter, Viaan was seen an oversized sunglasse ... read more

Shilpa Shetty@38: Life, career, marriage, children

Shilpa Shetty has escaped the IPL controversy almost unscathed along with her husband Raj Kundra. So for now they can concentrate on their regular lives. The veteran actress will be turning 38 this Sunday on 8th June. To mark the occasion she held a party at her Mumbai residence recently. Several ... read more

Shilpa Shetty launches her own jewellery line

After firming her foot in the entertainment industry and establishing herself as a businesswoman, Shilpa Shetty has entered into a new arena, her own jewellery line. Shilpa with her businessman husband Raj Kundra has launched her gold bullion and jewellery company - Satyug Gold. "It is a v ... read more